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1 dead, 3 injured in Missouri store shooting

One person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting Saturday at a convenience store in Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed to The Hill that one 28-year-old suspect is in custody over the shooting, which took place in Koshkonong, a town near the border with Arkansas.

The conditions of the three injured people were not immediately clear, but authorities confirmed that one of them was airlifted to an area hospital. 

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Oregon County Sheriff Eric King also confirmed to The Associated Press that the suspect, who used a handgun in the shooting, knew at least one of the victims.

The attack is the latest in a string of mass shootings that have rocked the nation.

After a reprieve from mass shootings during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, there have been several in the past two months, including in Atlanta; Boulder, Colo.; Orange, Calif.; and Wilmington, N.C.

The Congressional Research Service defines mass shootings as incidents involving four or more victims.